Come November, the PlayStation 3 will turn six years old. For past console cycles, this means your time is past; you're borderline ancient in the world of electronics.

But Sony has said numerous times before that their current console is really just hitting its stride, and Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida recently reiterated that sentiment . As he says, it's "prime time" for the PS3.

"PS3 is I think in prime time. It's a great time for consumers to look at purchasing PS3 this year. There are a variety of games coming out and new and exciting games coming out next year.

At the same time the library of games we are able to offer at a very affordable price – we just announced the Essentials line in Europe. So, for the budget conscious consumer it's a perfect new platform to join this Christmas."

And if you've already got a PS3, you probably already realize that the system is far from bowing out. Yoshida cites Naughty Dog's upcoming The Last Of Us as well as Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls ; plus we have to add that God of War: Ascension is another grand reason to be a PS3 owner. As for the rumor concerning the new "super slim" PS3, Yoshida just says "there are lots of different kinds of rumors on the Internet."

…so will it be announced at the Tokyo Game Show? Either way, the PS3 is doing just fine, thank you.

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Norrin Radd
Norrin Radd
8 years ago

Yup. It's going just fine. Hitting its prime. Doesn't mean the PS4 isn't right around the corner, an announcement prepared and waiting in the wings for MS to flinch first and announce the 360 successor.

Personally, I've got a nice backlog that should take me well overall year to catch up on. I'd love to be happily busy playing PS3 games a year into the life cycle of the PS4!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
8 years ago

Thanks to the log jam created by playing WKC2 online, I have a monstrous backlog to keep me busy for a long, long time.

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

Good news. And thankfully there's no mention about how the PS2 is outselling the PS3 2 to 1 =p


Last edited by Temjin001 on 8/21/2012 10:49:47 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

I suppose some day the PS3 will do something similar in regards to the PS4.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

How about that Essentials collection for America? This is where Sony needs to regain its foothold, Japanese and European folks are smart enough to choose PS3 but here in the US people still cling to their 5th Xbox hoping for new exclusives.

I'm not concerned about a super slim at TGS but they better show something from The Last Guardian or I'm writing it off. And if SE doesn't show Versus that's big trouble for them.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
8 years ago

what is the Essentials collection?

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

..and now that America has a $99 Xbox promo offer with a contractual 2 year Live service (at it's regular $14.99 monthly rate), it's all over. Stupidity = big WIN for MS.

lemme think.. win, ms, xbox.

xwinmicrobox!
(the next Metal Gear game exclusive to xbox =p )

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

They are AAA games for 20 Euros.

@Temji MGS5 is probably multiplat for next gen. Also I think MS looked at how stupid people are at signing up for cell phone contracts and said HEY let's do the same thing!


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/21/2012 12:05:06 PM

Drake_RB3
Drake_RB3
8 years ago

Isn't this what GOW Collection and Infamous Collection are?

Corvo
Corvo
8 years ago

Temujin, actually the xbox is 99$ if you buy 2 years worth of xbox live.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
8 years ago

hard to argue. for somebody who hasn't got a PS3. when you consider everything coming out in the next year or so plus the incredible lineup already available 249$ is an absolute steal.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
8 years ago

I have a feeling that the super slim PS3 will be a game changer for Sony. MS already used it's main weapon, the $99 Xbos 360 with 2 year commitment. If Sony can somehow drop a $149.99 PS3 with 4-16 GB of Flash SSD space, and a superslim PS3 at $199.99 with a 500GB HDD, they should clean up. With XBL costing $50 a year, and the 2 year commitment adding up to $360 over 2 years, people committing to that deal are paying $260 over and above the original XBL costs plus the $99 for the system. With PS3 online gaming being free, and a $149.99/$199.99 price point, PS3 should become the absolute go to system.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

I really could not with a clean conscience recommend anyone to go buy any of the current consoles. Not right now, not this close before the next gen kicks in.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
8 years ago

I disagree utterly. There are millions of gamers that have not yet moved to HD gaming. The same people that bought the last 50 million PS2s. The PS3 in it's super slim incarnation will be that type of system that is purchased towards the end of a generation in large numbers. It has a great game library, and developers continue to pump out stellar games. Since the new generation of consoles will inevitably be much more expensive than the price points I would expect the superslim PS3 to have, I can hardly tell people to ignore the PS3.

___________
___________
8 years ago

if your a 7 year old yea!
otherwise not quite, in fact its the WORST system this year to join!
i never knew kids game, kids game, kids game and kids game was considered "variety"……..
never thought id see the year where ninty and M$ have more exclusives releasing than $ony!

as for the redesigned ps3, well, they practically confirmed it!
jim ryan i think it was got asked why it was not at gamescom and he said we wanted to focus on software, with all the games we showed off for the vita we thought it was not the right time to reveal hardware.
not to mention all the leaked pictures so its hardly your typical internet rumor!
interesting yoshida said there wont be a price drop for the ps3 anytime soon either.
hmmmmm, either hes lying or the redesigned ps3 is really not going to help them much.
theres really no point releasing a newer ps3 if its going to be the same price!
ok parts may be cheaper to manufacture, but if there not going to pass that saving onto the customers than its not going to wield the benefit it could.

kay Oss
kay Oss
8 years ago

"never thought id see the year where ninty and M$ have more exclusives releasing than $ony!"
I'm not sure what you are talking about here? I dont know about nintendo and their exclusives but Sony sure beat out MS in terms of the numbers of exclusives that was released and their are plenty more coming from Sony.
If history is to be repeated, the new superslim will be cheaper then the current system due to low cost of manufacturing it. Sony have a history of that. As for the longevity of the PS3, there are tons and tons of games that I have not played on the PS3 that I want to play. I will for sure get the PS4 but at the same time i will be still playing PS3 games just like how im still playing PS1 and PS2 games.
Once the PS4 is released it doesnt make the PS3 obsolete unlese its backward compatible with ps3 games.


Last edited by kay Oss on 8/22/2012 11:41:25 AM

___________
___________
8 years ago

exactly what i said.
M$ has halo 4, forza horizon, plus all their crappy kids games, and all their kinect games.
$ony, well, you have PASBR, LBP karting, and what else?
than if we filter it by games most fans will actually want, M$ has 2 and $ony has none!
exactly what i meant, i cant remember the last time i was looking forward to more games on a M$ system than i have a $ony one!